What I Need

This is always the time of year I start to feel like a crazy person. My work demands pick up, the holidays are surrounding us and I just can't find the time to do it all. I'm on day 5 of a 12-day work stretch.... you remember those come up from time to time, right?! Last night I stressed over it, there were tears. I need more personal time! I need more time to make Jared's upcoming birthday perfect! I need, need, need!

But I don't need anything. What I NEED is to think positively about this life I've been given. To take life day by day. To appreciate the here and now despite the craziness of it all. That's all I've got for this pseudo-Friday but I wanted to share. My hope is that with a little more positive thinking, we can all evoke more happiness :)

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  1. Yes yes yesssss. No worries my dear, one day we'll be SAHM's and neighbors at the same time, and can spend our time raising babies poolside ;) I love you!! Cannot wait for tonight.

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  2. Perfect for this Friday. Thank you for posting words I always need to hear!

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  3. So true. You always seem to post things that I just happen to NEED to read!! Seriously! Thanks, girl! =)

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  4. Sending you smiles, positivity and of course GO BENGALS!

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  5. Sending you Hugs! You'll get through it...almost halfway through the stretch!

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  6. Sending you hugs and lots of positive vibes!! This is always a good reminder :) I feel like when it gets crazy that's the best time to take a step back, breath and think about the little things that make you happy and are going well!

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  7. I've never worked that many days in a row but I have worked seven 12 hour shifts back to back so I feel your pain. It can be hard to keep your head up when life is stressing you out but it seems like you're doing a pretty good job!

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  8. Lovely post today. Sending you lots of happy thoughts to make it through your long work stretch!!

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

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  9. Lots of prayers and happy thoughts your way, it's not easy being so stressed out! BUT, you're finding the positivity and that's what matters :)

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  10. I just recently started following your blog and it is like you are reading my mind in this post! Sometimes with all the chaos its hard to stay positive! Sending happy thoughts to you!

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  11. I feel this way often but then realize I am better off than a lot of people in this world and that I should be thankful for all that I have. Great post and thank you for being honest with us and sharing this!! It can be so overwhelming at times but you got it sista!!!! HAPPY FRIDAY!

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  12. This is just what I needed to read today! I've just been in a funk this week

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  13. Imagine how awesome the world would be if we were all positive and spread our good energies around. What a wonderful world this would be!

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    1. I can't find your email to respond to you at!! :(

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  14. Well even though you have to work, I hope you can find time for some fun with your man and your friends!! Keep that chin up!

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  15. I know how you feel!! It's our busy time at work too and it all seems never ending!! Love that quote!! Positive outlooks always make the day better...even when we feel like we are gonna blow someone's head off with a military weapon...wait is that just me?! :/

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  16. Such a great and true quote!

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  17. You might have mentioned this, but what are you doing for his bday? My stepsister (and 5 of her friends) are throwing their husbands a surprise party tomorrow night and they have no idea. Should be fun :)

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  18. Hang in there girly girl! Sending lots of positive thoughts and vibes your way-- but can you shoot them back my way too? XOXO

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  19. I'm going to print that quote off and hang it above my desk. I know a lot of people have commented the same thing, but I totally needed to hear that today. Thank you, Erin!!

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  20. Those are hard things to remember to "need" but you're starting in the right place! YOU'VE GOT THIS!!

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  21. Such a great outlook wonderful friend! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  22. You can do it friend. Prioritize. Do a little of this, a little of that, and then repeat. Take each day at a time and do what you can then rest easy. :) looks like family time last night was just what you needed. :) happy Saturday.

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  23. Love that quote! Thinking of you friend. This is the toughest time to be working overtime. :(

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  24. LOVE that quote! Hope the next few days pass quickly!

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  25. Late to the party on blog reading but I totally needed this today! Thank you! Hope this week goes great for you, friend.

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